Thursday, 19 April 2012

Hail Stone Exploration

We have had loads of Hail storms this week, we even videod one

Mum said they've had lots of hail in America with big storms and she found this photo of a massive Hail stone, isn't it amazing
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Because I've hurt my head I'm off school and Mum thought it'd be fun to do something about the hail because it's Earth Day next week.

I most wanted to know what Hail is, so we looked it up and it says on the Internet that it is ice. That means that it is so cold in the clouds that the rain freezes in clumps, just like water turning to ice cubes in the freezer.

Mum thought it would be fun to put some water in our ice cube tray and make some ice.
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I thought cubes were a bit boring so we have ordered these fun shapes for the summer.
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It was amazing to make our own ice and feel what hail must be like in the clouds. You should try it.

When the ice cube was ready it didn't look so boring and when it started melting it looked amazing, it took much longer than the hail to melt though.

1 comment:

maggy, red ted art said...

Fantastic - Ice and Water and Hailstorms are fascinating! I am so impressed by that HUGE one. Wow. Imagine if that hit you on the head!

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy & Alissa